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8 July 1994 Personal computer version of the TACOM thermal image model (TTIM)
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PCTTIM was developed under the joint sponsorship of TARDEC and the 7th Army Training Command in Germany as an instructional tool for the purpose of familiarizing thermal sight operators with a variety of vehicle types, thermal viewer types, and atmospheric effects. For this initial version the design goals were modest. We needed to present a user-friendly interface which allowed the operator to view a thermal image adjusted for atmospheric, optical, detector, and electronic effects. To this end, we took knowledge gained from implementing TTIM under Unix and built a simplified version on an Intel based PC system. PCTTIM is written in C++ (Borland C++ version 3.1 for Windows) and using Borland's Object Windows Library (OWL). This paper is divided into two major sections, a Model Description section and a Future Enhancements section. Each section is subdivided into user interface related issues and IR effects modeling issues. Under the Model Description section, the user interface sub-section is further subdivided by point of view. The student user's perspective is covered first, then the instructior user's perspective is covered.
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Peter A. Seegers, Mitchell A. Cohen, Thomas H. Cook, and Thomas J. Meitzler "Personal computer version of the TACOM thermal image model (TTIM)", Proc. SPIE 2224, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing V, (8 July 1994);


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